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Topic   Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition

Slickriven
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Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition - open to anyone to join (or drop) at anytime. Just let me know if you're joining so I can get your console info.

Here's the spreadsheet for '22

Link to 2021's Thread for reference

triforce LEADER BOARDS triforce

Total Games Beaten: 817
Top Users
1. WithinTemptation - 107
2. Benstylus - 91
3. SupremeSarna - 88
4. LegendRko25 - 58
5. ErickRPG - 53
6. DemonAlcohol - 45
7. Slickriven - 34
8. PizzaTheHut - 25
9. Bleed_DukeBlue - 24
10. BloodPuppetX - 23

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Total Systems Covered: 222/605(37%)
Top Users
1. BenStylus - 19
2. SupremeSarna - 17
3. Renaissance2K - 14
4. WithinTemptation, Slickriven - 11
6. Bleed_DukeBlue, SailorNeoRune - 10
8. Rokubungi - 9
9. Razeak, TonyMack21 - 8

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Total Badges Earned: 93
Top Users
1. WithinTemptation - 23
2. SupremeSarna - 15
3. LegendRko25 - 9
4. Bleed_DukeBlue - 8
5. DemonAlcohol, Slickriven - 5

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ID Card USER LISTS ID Card


This section to be updated at end of each month initially
1. akfa Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 1/4 (25%)
2. Archer GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 5/6 (83%)
3. benstylus GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews - 19/23 (83%)
4. Best1989 Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru - 4/11 (36%)
5. Bleed_DukeBlue GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader - 10/17(59%)
6. BloodPuppetX GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 2/13 (15%)
7. Bonham2 Gold Good Trader - 1/1 (100% - ??)
8. buster4252 Gold Good Trader - 6/19 (32%)
9. Cevil Gold Good Trader - 4/11 (36%)
10. d3vanj Triple Gold Good Trader - 1/2 (50%)
11. DarkFact GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 2/2 (golden globe)
12. Dasgessabel 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago) - 1/5 (20%)
13. DemonAlcohol GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews - 5/6 (83%)
14. DragonmasterDX Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews - 5/33 (15%)
15. EB Silver Good Trader - 3/10 (30%)
16. ErickRPG GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 6/12 (50%)
17. FlamingToastJPN Bronze Good Trader - 1/15 (7%)
18. Frank GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa - 2/28 (7%)
19. GamersLyf Double Gold Good Trader - 0/17 (ghost%)
20. Gypsy GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa - 7/26 (27%)
21. HeavyD814Life GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa - 3/5 (60%)
22. incubus421 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 7/19 (37%)
23. Kommie GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 7/11 (64%)
24. legendrko25 Gold Good Trader - 5/6 (83%)
25. Lunar GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago) - 5/33 (15%)
26. nonamesleft Gold Good Trader - 3/6 (50%)
27. PizzaTheHut - 5/7 (71%)
28. Razeak Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews - 8/32 (25%)
29. Renaissance2K GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 14/36 (39%)
30. Rokubungi GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader - 9/24 (38%)
31. RVM GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader - 1/4 (25%)
32. SailorNeoRune GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 10/22 (45%)
33. Scott GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews - 4/20 (20%)
34. sharif Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 5/40 (13%)
35. SilverOwl 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa - 1/7 (14%)
36. Slickriven GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 11/25 (44%)
37. SupremeSarna GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader - 17/20 (85%)
38. TalonJedi87 Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 3/7 (43%)
39. tonymack21 GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 8/24 (33%)
40. WithinTemptation 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 11/12 (92%)




akfa


PC / Windows -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles, Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, Elden Ring, Scarlet Nexus
Microsoft Xbox One -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/4
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Shin Megami Tensei 5
PlayStation 5 - GTA 3, Elden Ring, Dark Souls Remastered
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Elden Ring, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3
PC / Windows - The Witcher 2
Android - OK Golf
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Game & Watch - Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu (Famicom Disk System), The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken (Famicom Disk System)
Nintendo Entertainment System - Bubble Bobble via Nintendo Wii
Super Nintendo - Final Fight 2 via Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Wii - Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 2! (Game Boy), Excite Truck, Ghost Squad, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner, Excitebike World Rally
Nintendo Wii U - Parodius (MSX), Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Super Mario Advance 4 SMB3 (Game Boy Advance), Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara, Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah (MSX)
Nintendo Switch - Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, Metal Slug: 1st Mission (Neo Geo Pocket), Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo), Donkey Kong (*fm*), Super Dodge Ball (Nintendo Entertainment System), Picross S (Sega Genesis), Space Manbow (MSX), Contra (Famicom - via Contra Collection), Rolling Thunder (via Namco Museum Archives 2), Warriors of Fate Arcade (via Capcom Beat-em-up), Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition
Game Boy - Yoshi's Cookie, Trax!, Wario Blast, Mole Mania, Yakuman
Game Boy Color - Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody, Pop'n Music GB, Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes
Game Boy Advance - Super Mario Advance, Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX via (Nintendo Wii U)
Nintendo DS - Tetris DS, The Oregon Trail, Maestro! Jump in Music!, Elite Beat Agents, Interactive Storybook DS Series 1, Utacchi!, Point Blank DS, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Style Savvy
Nintendo 3DS - Donkey Kong Jr (Nintendo Entertainment System), 3D Classics Urban Champion, Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, NightSky, Maru's Mission (Game Boy), Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, 3D Altered Beast, Pazuru, Picross e9, Streets of Rage 3D, OutRun 3D (*ms*), Fantasy Zone 3D, The Super Shinobi II 3D (Mega Drive (Japan)), Balloon Fight GB (Game Boy Color), Super Mario Brothers (Nintendo Entertainment System), 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Streets of Rage 2, Hako Boy!, Stretchmo, Pirate Pop Plus, Radirgy de Gojaru!, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn - Winter Heat, 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru
Sega Dreamcast - Fighting Vipers 2, Sega Marine Fishing
PlayStation - Pong via Pong: The Next Level, Rakugaki Showtime
PlayStation 2 - Dynamite Deka (via Sega Ages)
PlayStation 3 - Peggle, OutRun Online Arcade, ToeJam & Earl (Sega Genesis), X-Men, NIGHTS into dreams..., Magic Orbz
PlayStation 4 - Dangun Feveron, Peggle 2, Rescue Rangers (Nintendo Entertainment System), Bound
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image (Astro City) -
image - Adventure (Atari 2600), Glass, Mysterious Stones
Unique Systems Covered: 19/23
Total Games Beaten: 91




Double Gold Star Best1989


Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch - Metroid Dread, Minecraft Dungeons, Daemon x Machina, Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, J-Stars Victory VS+, FF7 Remake, Spider-Man, InFamous Second Son
PlayStation Vita - Resistance: Burning Skies, Super Skull Smash Go! 2 Turbo, Scourge Bringer, The Mooseman, A Winter's Daydream, Just Ignore Them, My Big Sister, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
Steam -
Android - Hungry Cat Nonogram
Bandai WonderSwan -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Unique Systems Covered: 4/11
Total Games Beaten: 20




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Fire 'N Ice, Mappy-Land
Super Nintendo - Super Ghouls 'n Ghost, Kirby's Dream Course
Nintendo Switch - Cuphead, Pokémon Legends Arceus
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
PlayStation 4 - Virginia, Bound by Flame, Shadow Warrior 3
PlayStation 5 - Scarlet Nexus, Elden Ring, Horizon: Forbidden West, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Rainbow Six: Extraction
PC / Windows - Roguebook, Griftlands, Crysis Remastered, Subsurface Circular, Legends of Runeterra
image - Lifeline
Google Stadia - Foreclosed
Unique Systems Covered: 10/17
Total Games Beaten: 24




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Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Broken Sword 5, Road 96, Sine Mora Ex, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Ocean's Heart, Kirby Star Allies, The Silver Case, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, Triangle Strategy, Disco Elysium, Subsurface Circular, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby and Mages of Mystralia, Gris, Ys Origin, Destiny Connect, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Caligula Effect 2, The Cruel King and the Great Hero, The Wild at Heart, Eastward
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - M.U.S.H.A. (via Nintendo Switch), Alien Soldier
PlayStation 2 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image -
Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/13
Total Games Beaten: 23




Bonham2


Microsoft Xbox One - The Gunk, Hades, Archvale, Nobody Saves the World
Unique Systems Covered: 1/???
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Shadowgate
Super Nintendo - Tetris Attack, Mickeys Ultimate Challenge, Star Fox
Nintendo 64 - Star Fox 64
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Warioware Inc. (Nintendo GameCube)
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Legends Arceus
Game Boy Advance - Magical Quest starring Mickey & Minnie, Mother 3, Golden Sun
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - Tales of Monkey Island
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows -
Android - Super Auto Pets, Shadowgate
Unique Systems Covered: 8/19
Total Games Beaten: 13




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Nintendo GameCube - Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Monkey Ball
Nintendo Switch - Catherine Full Body, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - New Super Mario Bros, "Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors"
Nintendo 3DS - BoxBoy!, Mario vs. Donkey Kong- Minis March Again!, Putty Squad, Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation Portable -
PC / Windows -
Android - Evoland
Unique Systems Covered: 5/11
Total Games Beaten: 14




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Nintendo 64 -
PC / Windows - Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2
Unique Systems Covered: 1/2
Total Games Beaten: 2




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PlayStation 5 - Demon's Souls, Spider-Man Remastered, Dark Souls, Operation C
PC / Windows - Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Unique Systems Covered: 2/2
Total Games Beaten: 5




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Sega Genesis -
PlayStation 5 - Streets of Rage 4, Raging Justice
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/5
Total Games Beaten: 2




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Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 4 - 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
PlayStation 5 - Shadow of the Colossus, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Deathloop, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Remastered, Uncharted: Lost Legacy Remastered, Ghost of Tsushima, Life is Strange: True Colors, Elden Ring, Slay the Spire, Road 96
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band (on Hard), Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 3, Guitar Hero 5
PC / Windows - Kill It With Fire, Wildermyth, Stories: The Path of Destinies, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, The Last Day of June, Unpacking, Portal, Portal 2, Tetris Effect: Connected, Ring of Pain, A Mortician's Tale, Minit Racer, SUPERHOT, The Artful Escape, A Short Hike, Adventreu for a Bit, Bleed 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Northgard, Aven Colony, Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, Say No! More
Oculus Rift - Accounting+
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 45




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Famicom Disk System -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
Nintendo 3DS - Yoshi's NEW Island, Mario Golf: World Tour
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
*ggear* - Sonic Labyrinth
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Minecraft
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) -
Nuon -
image -
PC / Windows - Poker Night at the Inventory
Unique Systems Covered: 5/33
Total Games Beaten: 6




Gold Star EB


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Hitman 2, Spider-Man Remastered, Operation Tango, Kentucky Route Zero, Blue Fire, Celeste
Microsoft Xbox One - Portal, Undertale, Clustertruck, My Friend Pedro, SUPERHOT
PC / Windows -
image - Assemble with Care
Android -
Oculus Rift -
Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/10
Total Games Beaten: 12




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Nintendo Switch - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Cruis'n Blast, Shin Megami Tensei V, Mario Galaxy, Yoshi's Crafted World, Bowser's Fury, Metroid Dread, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Kirby Forgotten Land, Death end Re:Quest 2, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 5 - Tales of Arise, Horizon: Forbidden West
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Dirt 5,Resident Evil REmake, Streets of Rage 4, Myst (2021), Rise of the Tomb Raider
PC / Windows -
*iOS* - Epic Astro Story, Game Dev Story, Boxing Gym Story, Ninja Village Story, World Cruise Story, Forrest Camp Story, The Pyraplex
Pocket 2+ - Adventure Island (Game Boy), Kirby's Dreamland (Game Boy), Earthbound Zero (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo), Double Dragon (Nintendo Entertainment System), Double Dragon II (Nintendo Entertainment System), Double Dragon III (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Kung Fu Master (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania III (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania Legends (Game Boy), Kid Dracula (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dreamland 2 (Game Boy), Quest Fantasy Challenge (Game Boy Color)
image - Ninja Baseball Batman, Warriors of Fate, Arcade N.A.R.C., Double Dragon II, Nastar, Robocop, Sengoku 2, Metal Slug 4, Total Carnage
Unique Systems Covered: 6/12
Total Games Beaten: 53




FlamingToastJPN


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita - UN Squadron
Microsoft Xbox One -
Steam -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/15
Total Games Beaten: 1




Frank


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Spider-Man Remastered, Ghostwire Tokyo
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/28
Total Games Beaten: 3




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PC / Windows -
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
PlayStation 2 -
Steam -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 3 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 0/17
Total Games Beaten: 0




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Final Fantasy 4, Chrono Trigger
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, Dragon Quest IV, Days of Ruin
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast - Skies of Arcadia, Gunbird 2, Mars Matrix, Puzzle Bobble 4, Mr. Driller
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Shining Tears, Shining Force EXA, .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Elden Ring
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
NEC PC Engine -
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
PC / Windows - Dark Souls Remastered
Unique Systems Covered: 7/26
Total Games Beaten: 18




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Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 3 - Dragon Age: Origins
PlayStation 4 - Indigo Prophecy
PlayStation 5 - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grid Legends, Haven, Lake, Road 96, Hades
PlayStation Vita -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/5
Total Games Beaten: 8




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Game & Watch - Legend of Zelda
Nintendo Entertainment System-
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Bowser's Fury, Paper Mario Origami King, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Nintendo DS - Orcs & Elves
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Bloodstaind Ritual of the Night, Overcooked! 2 (PlayStation Network)
PlayStation 5 - Doom Eternal, Back 4 Blood, Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring
image -
PC / Windows - Might and Magic VI Mandate of Heaven
Steam - Shadows of Adam
Unique Systems Covered: 7/19
Total Games Beaten: 13




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Nintendo Switch - Metroid: Dread, Inside
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Out of This World, Alien Soldier
PlayStation - Strider 2
PlayStation 2 - Heart of Darkness, Koudelka, Silent Hill 2, Shadow Hearts, Haunting Ground, Alien Hominid, Silent Hill 3
PlayStation 4 - Another World, Bugsnax, Cat Quest
PlayStation 5 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Resident Evil Village, Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, Bugsnax, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
PC / Windows -
Steam - Another World
Unique Systems Covered: 7/11
Total Games Beaten: 22




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Nintendo GameCube - Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Superstar Baseball
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 2 - Area 51 (PlayStation)
Microsoft Xbox - Manhunt, Dead or Alive 3, Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Soul Calibur, Bully Scholarship Edition, Gin Rummy, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Call of Duty 2, Dead Rising 2 Case Zero, Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, Call of Duty World at War, MX vs. ATV alive, Dead Rising 2 Case West, Toy Story 3, Splinter Cell Conviction, Army of Two, Injustice Gods Among Us, Saints Row Gat Out of Hell, Spongebob Squarepants Truth or Square, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Crazy Taxi, Sonic Generations, Skate 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Viva Pinata Party Animals, Fable Anniversary, Bejeweled 2
Microsoft Xbox One - Pacman, Monopoly Plus, Dead Rising, Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2 Off the Record, Madden NFl '21, South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Zaccaria Pinball, Golf with your Friends, Paw Patrol Might Pups Save Adventure Bay, WWE 2k22, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, Fallout 4, Dead Rising 3, Conkers Bad Fur Day (Microsoft Xbox 360), Disneyland Adventures, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Dig Dug, Jurrasic World Evolution, Ryse Son of Rome, Ben 10 Power Trip, Assasins Creed Origins, Madden NFL18
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 58




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Contra (via Contra Anniversary Collection on Microsoft Xbox Series X|S), Bucky O'Hare
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Dead or Alive Ultimate 1
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo - King of Fighters '97, Strikers 1945 Plus
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 5/33
Total Games Beaten: 7




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Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Metroid: Dread
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem Awakening
Android - Good Knight Story
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 3




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Nintendo Wii U - Paper Monsters Recut
Nintendo Switch - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Resident Evil 5, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, A Short Hike, The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 4 - Moving Out, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, We Were Here, We Were Here Too, Little Nightmares II
Sony PlayStation VR - Here They Lie
Steam - Portal, Portal 2, Crysis, Batman: Arkham Origins, 11-11 Memories Retold, Hell Yeah!: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, Mirror's Edge, The First Tree, Oxenfree, Araya, Serious Sam 2,Resident Evil Revelations
Unique Systems Covered: 5/7
Total Games Beaten: 25




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Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jurassic Park
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad
Nintendo Wii U - Lego Jurassic World
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Jurassic Park III: Builder
Nintendo DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis - Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad - Jurassic Park
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - Jurassic World: Evolution, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Salt and Sanctuary
image -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 8/32
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Atari Jaguar -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star
Nintendo 64 - WipEout 64, Banjo-Kazooie
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Freedom Planet
Nintendo Switch - Diablo II Resurrected
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - Ridge Racer 3D
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier
Sega 32X - NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 2 (via PlayStation 5)
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Astro's Playroom, Horizon: Zero Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Ultimate Spider-Man
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo NEC CD-ROM 2 -
3DO - Out Of This World
NEC PC Engine - Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered, Gris, Subsurface Circular
Android -
Google Stadia -
coin -
miscellaneous - E.T. the Extra-terrestrial (Atari)
Unique Systems Covered: 14/36
Total Games Beaten: 19




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest, Clash at Demonhead, Mega Man 4
Super Nintendo - Mega Man X
Nintendo 64 - Batman Return of the Joker
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy - Kirby's Dream land
Game Boy Color - Elmo in Grouchland
Game Boy Advance - Donkey Kong
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Micky's Ultimate Challenge
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
PC / Windows - Vampire Survivor, Donut Country, Noita
Android - Race for the Galaxy
Unique Systems Covered: 9/24
Total Games Beaten: 13




RVM


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Elden Ring
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/4
Total Games Beaten: 1




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Panel de Pon via Nintendo Switch
Nintendo GameCube - Soul Calibur II, Yoshi's Cookie via Nintendo Puzzle Collection, Panel de Pon
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu!, Ristar the shooting star (Mega Drive (Japan)), Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Game Boy - Trax
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance - Drill Dozer
Nintendo DS - Kirby Super Star Ultra
Nintendo 3DS - 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - ToeJam & Earl (Sega Genesis)
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image (Astro City) -
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 10/22
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Marble Madness
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 - Banjo-Kazooie
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Nintendo Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Nintendo DS - Pokemon Black
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 5/20
Total Games Beaten:11




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Atari 2600 -
Atari Lynx -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD - Who Shot Johnny Rock?
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 - A Way Out
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Intellivision -
Commodore 64 -
MSX -
3DO -
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - Mutant Rampage Bodyslam
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows - Barbie
Steam - Everhood
Unique Systems Covered: 5/40
Total Games Beaten: 5




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Hades, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Rachet & Clank Rift Apart, Borderlands 3
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/7
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - NBA JAM, Kirby Super Star
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation - Apocalypse
PlayStation 2 - Vampire Night
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank (2016)
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Sine Mora, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Microsoft Xbox One - Deedlit in Wonder Labrynth: RoLW, Q.U.B.E. 2, Dishonored Definitive Edition
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - The Pedestrian, The Medium, Outriders, Gorogoa, N4S:Hot Pursuit Remastered, Firewatch, Tunic, Guardians of the Galaxy, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows -
Steam - Fury Unleashed, Gris, Hollow Knight
Android - The Hunt for the Lost Ship, Angry Bird Journey, Monster Killer Pro, Tap Away, The Room
Google Stadia - The Darkside Dective: A Fumble in the Dark, Kemono Heroes, Kaze and the Wild Masks
image - Hook, TMNT Arcade, Thunder Cross
Unique Systems Covered: 11/25
Total Games Beaten: 34




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Atari Lynx - WarBirds
Super Nintendo - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Country, Super Return of the Jedi
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Nintendo GameCube - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure!, Super Smash Bros. Melee
Nintendo Wii - Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (Nintendo GameCube), Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Link's Crossbow Training, Bonanza Bros. (Sega Genesis), Super Fantasy Zone (Mega Drive (Japan)), Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64), Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!!, Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo Wii U - Pokkén Tournament, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Rhythm Heaven Fever
Nintendo Switch - Mega Man 8, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Wild Guns Reloaded, PAC-MAN 99, Star Fox (Super Nintendo), Mega Man 10, The Legend of Zelda 2 Rinku no Bōken (Famicom Disk System), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Cuphead, Joe & Mac (Super Nintendo), Tetris 99, SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone, Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Kirby and the Forgotten Land!, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy), Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong (Nintendo Entertainment System), Wild Guns (Nintendo Entertainment System), Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), ARMS, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Game & Watch - The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch, Vermin (Zelda), Ball (Mario), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Game Boy Advance - Game & Watch Gallery 3 (Game Boy Color), Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (Game Boy Color), Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (Game Boy Color), Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
Nintendo DS - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Game Boy Advance), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Slide Adventure MAGKID, Golden Sun, Drill Dozer (Game Boy Advance)
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - PRI PRI PRIMITIVE PRINCESS! (Game Boy), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush, Ultimate NES Remix, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Excave III: Tower of Destiny, 6x1≠UNLIMITED?, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros., Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Battleground Z, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Mii Force, Mario Picross 2 (Game Boy)
Sega Genesis - Global Gladiators, Castlevania Bloodlines
Game Gear - Fantasy Zone Gear, Virtua Fighter Animation
PlayStation - Smash TV
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Viva Pińata, SoulCalibur II, Sneak King
PC / Windows - Insaniquarium
image -
image - Luigi's Mansion Arcade
Unique Systems Covered: 17/20
Total Games Beaten: 88




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Nintendo Switch - No More Heroes III, Panzer Paladin
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -
PlayStation 5 - Hitman 3, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, FIST Forged in Shadow Torch
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Star Wars Revenge of the Sith (Microsoft Xbox), The Gunk, F.E.A.R. (Microsoft Xbox 360), F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Microsoft Xbox 360), F.3.A.R. (Microsoft Xbox 360), Aliens Fireteam Elite, Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood, Death's Door, Nobody Saves The World, Alan Wake Remastered, Chorus, Guardians of the Galaxy
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/7
Total Games Beaten: 16




Gold Star tonymack21


Nintendo Entertainment System - Double Dare
Super Nintendo - Sailor Moon
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance - Fire Emblem 8 Sacred Stones
Nintendo DS - Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - V.R.Fighter 2 Vs. Tekken 2
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - 13 Sentinels
PlayStation 5 - Horizon Forbidden West
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - College Kings, Once in a Lifetime, STWA: The Author
Unique Systems Covered: 8/24
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Super Nintendo - Super Street Fighter II
Nintendo Switch - Yoshi's Crafted World, Knights of the Round (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), The King of Dragons (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Armored Warriors (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Final Fight (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Captain Commando (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Battle Circuit (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up)
Game Boy - Super Mario land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Nintendo DS -
Sega Genesis - Altered Beast, Alien Storm, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Columns, Cyber Police E-SWAT, Golden Axe, Golden Axe II, Golden Axe III, Super Thunder Blade, Sonic The Hedgehog, Bonanza Bros., Streets of Rage, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Flicky, Comix Zone, VectorMan 2, Sonic 3D Blast, Streets of Rage 3, Vectorman, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic Spinball, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Kid Chameleon, DecapAttack, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Fatal Labyrinth, Ristar, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Ecco the Dolphin, Shinobi III, Beyond Oasis
PlayStation 3 - Bioshock 2, G-Force, Puss In Boots, Little Big Planet 2, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption
PlayStation 4 - Sackboy, Concept Destruction, Coffin Dodgers, The Sheep P, Racing - Breakthrough Gaming Arcade (3 and 4 player co-op modes), Gutwhale, Deponia, Sun WuKong Vs. Robot, Elden Ring, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, Super Weekend Mode, FullBlast, Rogue Cube, UltraGoodness 2, Hero Trials, Knightin'+, Paradox Soul, Virtuous Western, My Name is Mayo, My Name is Mayo 2, Bouncy Bullets 2, Little Big Planet 3, Cybxus Heart
PlayStation 5 - In Rays of the Light, Santa's Workshop, Tormented Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, Elden Ring, Virtuous Western, Bunny Raiders, Astro's Playroom
PlayStation Vita - Lost Dimension, My Name is Mayo
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Megamind: Ultimate Showdown, Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal, Puss in Boots, Kung fu Panda 2, The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again!, Open Season, Night at the Museum, Bolt, Rango, Shrek the 3rd, Shrek Forever After, Ice Age 3, TMNT, Turtles in Time RS, Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, Lego Star Wars II
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Halo 3 (via MCC), R.C. Pro-Am (via Rare Replay), R.C. Pro-Am II (via Rare Replay), Killer Instinct Gold, Blast Corps, FoxyLand, Foxyland 2, Gears of War
Steam - Portal, Portal 2
Unique Systems Covered: 11/12
Total Games Beaten: 107



freebie "RULES" freebie

1. Have fun
2. Beat games - proof NOT required via an image, but lying is lame and you won't 'win' anything for beating the most games
3. IF you are interested in badges, when you beat a game for 1, include something like 'Counts towards badge X' OR 'Earns me badge X, first game was Y'
4. IF you don't care about badges, then I will not be handing them out
5. No monthly leaderboards will exist in '22, I will post in the thread maybe around mid month and after month's end the top 5 or so participants
6. DLC generally doesn't count towards badges and any 1 game can only count towards a single badge


freebie ICONS & BADGES freebie

Key

globe- 50% of systems covered, golden globe- 100% of systems covered, ghost- 0 games beat, Silver Star- 5 games beat, Gold Star- 10 games beat (additional gold stars for 20, 30, 40, 60, etc), bacon - 50 games beat, donut - 100 games beat, Godzilla - 150 games beat, Birthday Cake- top user in systems completed, coin- top user in games beaten, pink circle- badge leader

Badges, note 2 games required for each



2nd Amendment: beat 2 FPS or 3rd Person Shooters
Bear & Bird: beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons
BFFL: beat 2 primarily cooperative games (with a friend) - online or couch
Bo Knows: beat 2 sports games - complete a single season
Cross the Streams: beat 2 cross-over games like: Mario & Sonic, Street Fighter x Tekken, etc
Destroy the Core: beat 2 SHMUP's
Girly Power: beat 2 games with female leads OR targeted towards children or feminine audiences
Grown-Ass Man: beat 2 challenging games
Guybrush Threepwood: beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or walking simulator genres
Heavy Machine Gun: beat 2 run n' gun games
Hyrulian Hero: beat 2 action/adventure titles, similar to the Zelda franchise
JRPG: beat 2 JRPGs
Metroidvania: beat 2 open ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking
Ninja Gayden: beat 2 3D hack-and-slash titles
Now You're Playing with Plastic: beat 2 games using non-standard controllers (Light-Gun, musical instrument, steering wheel, dance-pad, etc)
Pile Drivin': beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups
Puzzler: beat 2 puzzle games
Quarter Muncher Card: beat 2 games from the pinball, classic arcade or card battle genres
Quest for Peace: beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles
Raccoon City: beat 2 survival horror games
Race Drivin': beat 2 racing games
Sasori Vader: beat 2 games in the Star Wars or overall space universes
Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat 2 strategy titles, tactical RPGs, RTS, etc
Street Fightin': beat 2 1-on-1 fighters - beat standard arcade mode with 2+ characters OR beat 10+ match story mode
Super Mayrio Platform: beat 2 platforming games, similar to the core Mario titles
Vault Boy: beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs
You're Winner: beat 2 games with <55 review OR user score on Metacritic, or justify how your game sucked



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image Bear & Bird
image BFFL
image Bo Knows
image Cross the Streams
image Destroy the Core
image Girly Power
image Grown-Ass Man
image Guybrush Threepwood
image Heavy Machine Gun
image Hyrulian Hero
image JRPG
image Metroidvania
image Ninja Gayden

image Now You're Playing with Plastic
image Pile Drivin'
image Puzzler
image Quarter Muncher Card
image Quest for Peace
image Raccoon City
image Race Drivin'
image Sasori Vader
image S.O.F.T.
image Street Fightin'
image Super Mayrio Platform
image Vault Boy
image You're Winner




Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
30-May(#2)
PlayStation 5 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart - 9/10 - This is my first R&C game that I can recall. I don't think I ever played it on PS2. I supposed if I could complain about something, too many weapons, and you have to swap out a lot once a weapon loses ammo.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 30-May(#3)
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS

That's right, fashion is danger and I got quite dangerous.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2MmUJe7VFeewpvkh9

Running a boutique, day in and day out. Deciding what to buy, what theme and music your store will have, what to put on your mannequins, what YOU will wear... so many options!

Some of them are just SO DARN UNFASHIONABLE though. There is seriously a whole subset in the clothing menu dedicated to leggings. And not the skintight not-a-pants-replacement that many Walmart shoppers use as a replacement for pants, but the shaggy legwarmer style of the 80s and early 90s exercise videos.

Plenty of interesting choices as well, but if you want to make money you need to make sure your store aligns with the Alvarado brand which is 5 to 10 times more expensive than most other brand. Get a rich girl in your store asking you for an entire outfit and you walk away with 4 to 5 grand.

As far as a business simulation, it's pretty much on the super easy side. Maybe when the season changes no one will want my spring fashions and I'll have to change them out, but I don't really think thr game is that deep. It never really penalizes you for trying to sell people stuff they don't want, other than you lose that sale. They will just come back again later though.

There appears to be the hint of a romance potential but nothing developed by the time the credits roll. I still have a couple of things to unlock, so I might keep going a bit longer and see what happens.

Or maybe move up to Style Savvy: Trendsetters. Three more games in the series after all.

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



I guess hook me up with that girl power badge.

Between this and Bound (where you play a pregnant woman fondly reminiscing about childhood trauma through interpretive dance platforming flashbacks) I think I have earned it.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
30-May(#4)
@Kommie I loved the original 3 RnC games on the PlayStation 2 but haven't played one since then until I started up the 2016 movie tied-in one on the PlayStation 4. I'd say 90% of the goodness seems to have carried over from my memory of those, but yeah the too many guns, not enough ammo has started to show on this title too. Then they'll give you ammo for a weapon you're full on and not using anyhow - kind of annoying. I also think other titles did better with weapon selection, but I've been using the d-pad to select and maybe there's an alternative way that I should look into.

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
30-May(#5)
benstylus wrote:
> Or maybe move up to Style Savvy: Trendsetters. Three more games in the series after all.


I'm actually surprised Nintendo still hasn't brought this series over to Switch yet. Same with Nintendogs and Pushmo (though Nintendogs would be more at home on mobile).
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 30-May(#6)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Or maybe move up to Style Savvy: Trendsetters. Three more games in the series
> after all.
>
> I'm actually surprised Nintendo still hasn't brought this series over to Switch yet.
> Same with Nintendogs and Pushmo (though Nintendogs would be more at home on mobile).

Who knows. Maybe they were getting diminishing returns on them. I imagine Styling Star (the final release) sold poorly - it didn't even get a physical release in the states.

I just love the fact that the developer Syn Sophia used to be Aki Corp., famous for their incredible wrestling games (including No Mercy on the N64).

Going from being focused almost exclusively on wrestling to being focused almost exclusively on the fashion/young-girl demographic is pretty much the strangest jump I think a developer has ever made.

legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
31-May(#7)
I beat fable anniversary on the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
31-May(#8)
benstylus wrote:
> razeak wrote:
>> ok. I think i burned myself out playing crapty jurasic park games lol. Going to
> find
>> something a little different.
>
> Lego Jurassic World is pretty good
>
>
>

That was one of my first this year. I'm thinking Episode I Racer on N64. I've never finished that. Or something dinosaur oriented. My remodel at the house caught up with me recently. Going to set aside some game time tonight. I'm burned out on remodel, car repairs (injector issue in my Suburban), landscaping, and coaching up my wife, son, and nephew on weight training(4-5 days a week) as well as getting my own in. BURNED OUT lol.
Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
31-May(#9)
For May, I beat:

InFamous Second Son (PS4): Playing this for the first time made me realize that the open-world genre hasn't changed much in the last 7-8 years. That, or the game actually holds up. The neon power was cool, so I might get and play First Light soon.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Vita): I liked this one, and was positively surprised by it. While I have some gripes with the map and how it treats sections with multiple levels, navigating through the game isn't that hard.
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
31-May(#10)
Sooooooo....Episode I Racer.......is freaking fun. I haven't played it in a decade or longer.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
31-May(#11)
razeak wrote:
> Sooooooo....Episode I Racer.......is freaking fun. I haven't played it in a decade
> or longer.

Have you tried the remastered version on modern consoles?


Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
1-Jun(#12)
#22 down: Kirby's Dream Course on SNES. I dedicate this clear to @SupremeSarna due to his love of Kirby. I thought it might be fun to go after some less traditional sports games for that one badge, and this is a pretty off-the-cuff take on miniature golf. It was pretty tricky at times (the last hole of the last course in particular was rough), but it was interesting and used Kirby's powers creatively. Overall, I had fun with this one.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Jun(#13)
razeak wrote:
> Sooooooo....Episode I Racer.......is freaking fun. I haven't played it in a decade
> or longer.

It's def one of my fav N64 games. For whatever reason, even with remasters, I prefer to go back to the N64 version.

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
1-Jun(#14)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> #22 down: Kirby's Dream Course on SNES. I dedicate this clear to @SupremeSarna due
> to his love of Kirby. I thought it might be fun to go after some less traditional
> sports games for that one badge, and this is a pretty off-the-cuff take on miniature
> golf. It was pretty tricky at times (the last hole of the last course in particular
> was rough), but it was interesting and used Kirby's powers creatively. Overall,
> I had fun with this one.

One of my all time favorite SNES games. I played this all the time and got pretty good at it. I should get it out and see it if shows my old score, can't remember if it did that. I didn't have internet back when I played this allot so I'd be curious how the shots I came up with stack up against those online now.

Does this actually count for the sports badge? If so I'll definitely play this game again.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 1-Jun(#15)
I figured it should count, since the first genre listed in the Google preview for it is "Sports video game," and Wikipedia has the genre for it listed as "Sports (mini golf)."

WithinTemptation wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> #22 down: Kirby's Dream Course on SNES. I dedicate this clear to @SupremeSarna
> due
>> to his love of Kirby. I thought it might be fun to go after some less traditional
>> sports games for that one badge, and this is a pretty off-the-cuff take on miniature
>> golf. It was pretty tricky at times (the last hole of the last course in particular
>> was rough), but it was interesting and used Kirby's powers creatively. Overall,
>> I had fun with this one.
>
> One of my all time favorite SNES games. I played this all the time and got pretty
> good at it. I should get it out and see it if shows my old score, can't remember
> if it did that. I didn't have internet back when I played this allot so I'd be curious
> how the shots I came up with stack up against those online now.
>
> Does this actually count for the sports badge? If so I'll definitely play this game
> again.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
1-Jun(#16)
I beat ryse son of rome on the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 2-Jun(#17)
After almost two months, I beat Golden Sun Nintendo DS (originally GBA). Thanks to @WithinTemptation for the trade!
[imgt]https://i.imgur.com/EFpdLJN_d.webp?maxwidth=640&sh...[/imgt]

Where to start. I wanted to play this in January, but things kept getting in the way. I started it in April with the expectation that it was a 20-hour adventure, as Howlongtobeat.com said that. I wanted to become a huge fan because it has a pedigree among hardcore Nintendo enthusiasts, much like F-Zero or Chibi-Robo. That elusive RPG series that was awesome in the 2000s but will seemingly never get a revival! So I played it with high hopes.

My play sessions were a problem. I started by playing it for several hours at a time, getting to know the characters and exploring. But I was juggling many other games (and still am) at the time, and GS always fell by the wayside as Kirby and the Forgotten Land, A Link Between Worlds, Rhythm Heaven Fever, and Majora's Mask 3D took priority. The game was much longer than I anticipated, too--my file says I played just over 30 hours, and that's ignoring any time I shut it off without saving. Compounding this is the fact that the journey felt a bit aimless much of the time, so I could never tell how close I really was to the end.

Gripes about my play experience aside, how was the game? I like it overall. It's a unique RPG with a Djinni system I'd never seen before--they change your class when equipped, and if you equip enough, you can spend them on massive super attacks. The chapters are likable. Ivan is under appreciated and deserves a long, happy life. The art style is a thing of its time, but would look great in the Link's Awakening Switch style. I really dug the dungeon puzzles, as they're a good diversion from battling that make your learned skills my meaningful.



I don't really understand the plot. Team Rocket wants to reawaken the concept of alchemy by lighting the four beacons at the lighthouses, and they take your friends hostage to help with that. You chase them around the world but they're always five steps ahead of you. When you aren't dealing with them, you're doing one-off episodes like breaking a curse that turned a town into trees, learning chi, searching for invisible oases in the desert, roaming a confusing forest, sailing to and then fighting in a colosseum, and more. All the while they sprinkle in more concepts that confused or bogged down the journey--adepts, psynergy, chi, an ancient city, some guy who never ages, some girl named Sheba who I don't remember much about, and more. Cutscenes go on for what feels like a Lost Age, so I probably stopped paying attention. That's my fault, I guess.

Some parts of the journey are great, some aren't. Colosso is the highlight easily, as you have to strategically place your partners to help you clear obstacle course puzzles and get Isaac to the arena before the competition does, leading to a 1-on-1 duel with a cheering crowd! The boat ride there was great, too; the rowers are beset by monsters during the expedition and you get to pick which tourist on the trip will fill in for them, as they protest and whine about the predicament (pick the girl, old man, and young boy for sadistic fun). The tree curse part was neat, and I liked the the oasis portion. The kraken that attacks on the boat ride threw me for a loop, as it's a huge difficulty spike after a gauntlet of other battles. Suhalla Desert and Venus Lighthouse are a nightmare, right at the end of the game. I had to consult the Internet to learn how to endure against Team Rocket, who I learned today was the final boss. I guess my strategy of summon-rushing the whole game was bad? I dunno.



TL;DR: Good game with plentiful charm, I like it overall but don't love it. I had bad strats that usually paid off except in hard parts, the plot was all over the place, and I could never sit down and play it without taking a break to prioritize something else. But it had lots of memorably great moments like Colosso. I'll play GS: The Lost Age soon enough (bought it with manual and poster!), and I'll learn from this playthrough to fully enjoy that game.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
2-Jun(#18)
@Slickriven Golden Sun gets me half of the JRPG badge.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Jun(#19)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> Does this actually count for the sports badge? If so I'll definitely play this game
> again.

Yes a golf game would be a sports title even though I consider it more of a human skill I am fine classifying as a sports title - bowling is similar. Any predominately individual or team human centric activity, the following would count for sure:
Baseball, Basketball, Football (but not a football manager title), Soccer, Hockey, Skiing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, In-line Skating, Hoverboarding even, Tennis, Bowling, any Olympic type games, Track/Field, Volleyball, Surfing, Golf.

Ping Pong, Darts, Billiards might count in a pinch.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 2-Jun(#20)
Slickriven wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> Does this actually count for the sports badge? If so I'll definitely play this
> game
>> again.
>
> Yes a golf game would be a sports title even though I consider it more of a human
> skill I am fine classifying as a sports title - bowling is similar. Any predominately
> individual or team human centric activity, the following would count for sure:
> Baseball, Basketball, Football (but not a football manager title), Soccer, Hockey,
> Skiing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, In-line Skating, Hoverboarding even, Tennis,
> Bowling, any Olympic type games, Track/Field, Volleyball, Surfing, Golf.
>
> Ping Pong, Darts, Billiards might count in a pinch.
>

Don't forget boxing and wrestling. Neither is the same as a fighting game.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Jun(#21)
love golden sun. Have yet to beat lost age or DS. Even though I did get very far in DS. Def gonna play them some time.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Jun(#22)
@SupremeSarna I knew I would forget some. Boxing is an easy add, thanks. Wrestling as in WWE is likely too but gives me pause, I mean in reality it's fake entertainment, but in video game form yeah it might as well count.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Jun(#23)
------ OP is now updated with all of May's activity
As a group the total came down a little to just 121 cleared but as I said before, the year is trending much like '20 and '21 did on totals. If that holds, then expect right around or below 100 for the next several months.

As for a monthly leaderboard, the usual subjects are well established:
1. 26 clears - @WithinTemptation
2. 10 clears - @legendrko25 & @SupremeSarna
4. 8 clears - @benstylus
5. 7 clears - @Bleed_DukeBlue
6. 6 clears - @Gypsy & @Kommie & Slickriven


Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Jun(#24)
Everybody's talking about Diablo Immortal getting released earlier today, and I'm just sitting here having finished Diablo II Resurrected for the Switch.


The best remasters change virtually everything without the nostalgic gamer noticing.

For a long time, I've considered The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the 3DS to be the gold standard of this. If you hadn't played the original Nintendo 64 release in a long time, you'd look at the game's simplistic 3D graphics and low polygon count and think they hadn't changed anything at all. Actually, if you place the two versions side by side, you'll see that the 3DS re-release is monumentally improved, but with a careful hand so as not to disrupt the charm of its initial release. I'm also a fan of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro bundles from Activision that came out a few years ago for this same reason. There's no denying that the aesthetics are light years beyond what the PlayStation was originally capable of, but the extra horsepower is being used to re-imagine what the game would look like given two additional decades of incubation and a hell of a lot more silicon.

The counterpoints to this are the abundant remasters that are more about compatibility than "mastering" anything; like the Mass Effect re-releases that I'm playing through right now, the Spider-Man Remastered port for PlayStation 5 that is indisguinshible except for some "blink and you'll miss it" raytracing, or any number of other quick ports to satisfy our previous generation. On the other side of the spectrum, there's Square-Enix, which seems to get a boner from releasing awful, broken remasters of some of my most beloved games from the 90s and earlier. Saga Frontier, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy VIII, I'm looking at you... and it burns.

Diablo II couldn't afford to be a Square-Enix style remaster. When it landed in 2000 like a deluge of Gatorade on a thirsty tongue, following a game that - beyond being a revolution in its own right - single-handedly opened up a whole gaming ecosystem that I would have otherwise avoided, it looked like absolute ass. Blizzard was still during its golden heyday where they still couldn't do any wrong, and the bar for what they considered "mediocre" was still a culture creation machine like StarCraft. Diablo II was an awkward mash of pixelated 2D sprites, blurry environmental effects, and useless 3D optimization that still wasn't bad enough to hamper the extraordinary dungeon crawler hiding within it.

Diablo II is my desert island game. Plant me in a remote location with no Internet, a solar panel, and a circa-2000 laptop, and I'll happily play the game until I'm old enough make Deckard Cain look like a high school cheerleader. The fully-expanded release has seven playable classes that dramatically alter how the game is played, and each of those classes have any number of configurable builds that change the experience in their own right. The full campaign - if you're a clean sweeper like myself - consistently takes north of ten hours to complete; usually a whole lot longer. Nearly every level in the game's five acts is procedurally generated, so the "New Game" button really delivers what it says on the tin. Three difficulty levels, lots of characters, and, of course, enough loot and gear customization options to turn the game into a never-ending treasure hunt.

Blizzard also used a unique, risky approach to the game's storytelling. Each of the game's acts is bookended by pre-rendered cutscenes that were marvellously well-produced for their time, even in the wake of Squaresoft's cinematic RPG masterworks of the same era. Rather than using them as bridges between each segment of your character's journey, the movies follow in the footsteps of a non-player character named Marius as he goes on his own ill-fated adventure, just a few steps ahead of you. The movies are well-acted, dark, and graphic in a way that only Blizzard was willing to be at the time, and on my first playthrough, they were a greater reward than any golden text I happened across during my adventure, even if the expansion's own cutscenes were inconsequential bellyflops by comparison. The ending was unsatisfying, serving to do nothing more but hype up the inevitable sequel, which might have been fine if said sequel didn't take 12 years to finally arrive.

That blurry, pixelated mess was the first game that brought my family's Gateway 2000 - state of the art in 1997 - to its knees during the final showdown with Diablo himself. It afforded me the opportunity to introduce my dad to the concept of expansion packs. ("You just paid $40, and it's not even a whole game?") I found excuses to play through each of the classes over the years, with the game seeing resurgences among my friends all through college, grad school, and beyond, all the way until its successor was finally on store shelves. Even then, Diablo III brought about a radically different Sanctuary that framed the player's character very differently. The game hobbled through a troubled launch and managed to salvage something entertaining, but it's no substitute for the dark dungeons of Diablo II that made you feel the weight of Heaven and Hell bearing down on your shoulders.

Needless to say, I had really high expectations for Diablo II Resurrected. Blizzard's a radically different company now, and the announcement of Resurrected came at a time when our collective faith in the company was wavering, thanks to a number of missteps, staff departures, and looming rumors about the terrible working conditions contrasting their reputation as a dream job. The initial announcement checked all the boxes, however. The graphics were a true and total overhaul, bringing the art into the modern age without dramatically changing the design or the content. The amazing cutscenes were updated as well to be up to par with Blizzard's modern efforts, but they still stayed in lockstep with the original edits, so much so that the audio didn't need to be altered. (It still manages to work, with a few minor exceptions. The "You want something?" server is the introduction is the clearest example of this.) Old saved games, if they happened to still be hanging around (I didn't), could be imported into Resurrected effortlessly. Probably most importantly, the game was being released on all modern platforms, including the Switch.

Diablo III on the Switch proved that the mouse-heavy game could translate well to a portable, gamepad-based platform. While Diablo II didn't make the jump quite as well, it works well enough and still manages to look and play without much issue, despite the limited horsepower of the Switch. The platform's one downside was some instability when bouncing back and forth between docked and portable modes. The game would sometimes get stuck in a "low frame rate" or "reduced animation" mode after making the transition, which meant I needed to make a few untimely reboots to keep the game from feeling like a flipbook.

When I needed a new Switch game to keep me company on a cross-country flight in January, Diablo II was the perfect choice. Like my very first playthrough in 2000, I started a new Paladin character named Crusade. Unlike that playthrough, however, which easily took a liking to the Zeal skill and the ability to slice up multiple enemies in a barrage of sword swipes, I followed a Hammerdin build guide, which focuses character growth on the development of a single spell. Blessed Hammer isn't precise - the magic hammers encircle your hero in gradually-larger orbits - but it has massive damage potential if you specialize.

The big problem with Blessed Hammer is that, for a bread and butter skill, it doesn't get unlocked until fairly late in the game. This - coupled with scattered playtime, the inability to spend skill points, and me artificially pumping the difficulty for the higher experience and gold payouts - made the early game a crawl. Even once I started using and pumping skill points into Blessed Hammer, I was still struggling to move quickly through the game. Five months removed from that initial flight, I was only about halfway through the game, actwise. Maybe my tastes in gaming had changed. Maybe an endless loot hunt just wasn't appealing anymore. Maybe nostalgia was playing more of a role in my memories than I had realized.

And then, just when I thought I'd still be continuing my original playthrough in 2024, something magical happened. My damage potential finally started to catch up with enemy strength, and the shiny little hammers that were doing little more than tickling the demons of Hell were suddenly mowing down hordes and hordes of enemies with just a few casts. It was enough to bring Diablo to his spiked knees (which is notable, considering how consistently formidable he was in his early days) and made Baal nothing more than a multi-legged joke.

Yes, this game is still a masterwork of endless playability, art design, and usage of sound. Yes, having it on a handheld makes it undeniably awesome. And yes, I'm kind of disappointed that I'll probably be moving onto something else instead of playing around with all the cool uniques that Baal happened to drop, or waiting for all the high-valued weapons in my stash to mature in value. But the game's not going anywhere, and now that it's on a portable, it should be easy to pick up again for a quick romp in the future.


The Retro Talkshop Thread has voted Valis: The Fantasm Soldier as its Game of the Month, so I'll be taking a shot at the PC Engine release soon enough. Mass Effect 2 is still at the top of my backlog, and I'm slowly making progress, having made my way through most of the DLC missions and some early story content. Lunar: Eternal Blue was sidelined by the sudden hammer-fueled resurgence of Diablo II, but it should be back in my portable queue, despite a slight mishap with my saved game.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Jun(#25)
If they don't release physical Diablo II in the next year I will buckle and just buy the digital for switch (maybe it'll go on gamepass, that would be a big win for me!) Yes I do know they said NO physical. That's why I'm waiting for gamepass I guess.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
2-Jun(#26)
ErickRPG wrote:
> If they don't release physical Diablo II in the next year I will buckle and just
> buy the digital for switch (maybe it'll go on gamepass, that would be a big win for
> me!) Yes I do know they said NO physical. That's why I'm waiting for gamepass I
> guess.
>
>

Any interest in getting the old PC version? I've got it for sale/trade.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
2-Jun(#27)
Slickriven wrote:
> ------ OP is now updated with all of May's activity
> As a group the total came down a little to just 121 cleared but as I said before,
> the year is trending much like '20 and '21 did on totals. If that holds, then expect
> right around or below 100 for the next several months.

I think you missed my last update, post #288.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
2-Jun(#28)
Should have Advance Wars Days of Ruin done soon-ish.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Jun(#29)
Scott wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>> ------ OP is now updated with all of May's activity
>> As a group the total came down a little to just 121 cleared but as I said before,
>> the year is trending much like '20 and '21 did on totals. If that holds, then
> expect
>> right around or below 100 for the next several months.
>
> I think you missed my last update, post #288.

Sorry about that, fixed.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Jun(#30)
My 1st of June, 31st overall, 2nd Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
Ratchet & Clank (2016 Movie tie-in redo)
Counts towards Bear & Bird

After changing around my Home Theater wiring/setup recently I almost unintentionally turned on my Sony PlayStation 4 Pro the other day, hadn't had it on but about once since beating Spider-Man in Feb. So I pulled out that disk and threw in my Uncharted Remastered disk... and decided to launch the digital R&C game... and got sucked in. I loved the first 3 on my PS2 and had watched the movie around 2 years ago so I'm not surprised that it sucked me in.
I actually went and collected all of the Golden Bolts, Ryno cards (and gun), card packs on the maps and Raritanium, was made easier after getting the one map revealer item. I didn't end up with all of the cards though since they are randomly handed out, I think I got around 80% of them after trading in duplicates. I don't think I'll bother with the unlocked Challenge mode or trying for the rest of the cards or so forth. I enjoyed it but not enough to bother with many more hours of it, too many others are calling out my name.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-Jun(#31)
PlayStation 4 Bugsnax. Yes, I beat it again on PS4. My kid really likes the "Bunger game". Only took about 5 hours this time to get the Platinum.
Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Jun(#32)
As much as I liked that game. I couldn't play it a second time. I tried on GP, but just couldn't do it. I guess I'm bunger enough.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
3-Jun(#33)
I beat bejeweled 2 on the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
3-Jun(#34)
Lately, I've been doing "game nights" with my kids every once in a while. We stay up late and play retro games together. Last night, one of the games we played was Marble Madness. I have beaten this game before, but it was a long time ago. It's probably been 20 years since the last time I played it, but I managed to beat it on my 3rd try, and the 1st try barely counts because I forgot until the very end that you can hold A to go faster!

NES - Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Marble Madness
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

5/19 - Unique systems
10 - Total games

Badges
Metroidvania - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Grown-Ass Man - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
Bear & Bird - Banjo-Kazooie, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-Jun(#35)
beat The Pyraplex for ios apple ipad.

benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
3-Jun(#36)
Scott wrote:
> Lately, I've been doing "game nights" with my kids every once in a while. We stay
> up late and play retro games together. Last night, one of the games we played was
> Marble Madness.

Now I have the music stuck in my head

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
3-Jun(#37)
The music is so good!
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
3-Jun(#38)
I also have the anger, remembering the GBA port that only included the first 3 stages

I call that one Mar Madn

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 3-Jun(#39)
Only 3 stages? Man, that sucks. Especially when the first level is extremely easy, basically just a freebie to warm you up. What a lazy port! Even the 6 levels of the original feels far too short once you get good at the game.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-Jun(#40)
just beat Horizon - Forbidden West PlayStation 5

love

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
3-Jun(#41)
My number 41 for the year is Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. It's bullcrap the divided this game into 3 separate ones. Debating buying the Protoss campaign.

https://i.ibb.co/v3SGcRH/hots.png
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
4-Jun(#42)
I beat ben 10 power trip for the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One (this and paw patrol Microsoft Xbox One gets the girly power badge)
BloodPuppetX
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-Jun(#43)
I finished Eastward on Switch. There's a playable Game Boy-style game included called Earth Born that plays like Dragon Quest, but it's a rogue-lite. Unfortunately, the saving wasn't reliable and I didn't finish that. As for Eastward, it was okay but I've played better indies.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 6-Jun(#44)
NES - Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Marble Madness
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
GB -
GBC -
GBA - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

6/19 - Unique systems
11 - Total games

Badges
Metroidvania - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Grown-Ass Man - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
Bear & Bird - Banjo-Kazooie, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Hyrulian Hero - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 6-Jun(#45)
After years of searching, I located and beat Luigi's Mansion Arcade (arcade).
[imgt]https://i.imgur.com/BN890fs_d.webp?maxwidth=640&sh...[/imgt]

Good game and a real treat for a Dark Moon fanatic like me. It's super-faithful to the original story mode, with several bosses from the game, and had the best graphics for the series until LM3. In Treacherous Mansion, most of the enemies are ScareScraper bosses! Be forewarned, it's pretty brutal for one player--King Boo's third phase uses instant-kill moves that require you to pay again!

@Slickriven Do we have an arcade logo? Where do we include an arcade game that has no ports? Can we use the Dave & Buster's logo?
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
6-Jun(#46)
For the Retro Talkshop Thread's Game of the Month, I finished Valis: The Fantasm Soldier for the PC Engine CD, checking off TurboGrafx-16 on my platform list in the process.


My knowledge of the PC Engine library is pretty slim, but YouTube has taught me it's a treasure trove of shooters and anime-inspired action games. When Valis won the Game of the Month vote, I almost immediately recognized its animated cutscenes and sidescrolling gameplay from various platform showcases around the web. The franchise - especially the first game - has been ported many times over to different consoles, but the PC Engine CD version seemed to be the most polished, even if a playthrough meant sitting through a lot of impenetrable Japanese dialogue.

It might be because I just played Alien Soldier, but Valis wasn't the punishing platformer I was expecting it to be. While the final two bosses gave me a whole lot of trouble, I made it through the rest of the game's gauntlet in just one or two tries. You certainly benefit from pattern recognition on subsequent playthroughs, but very few patterns or bosses are difficult to penetrate. Of particular note is the game's magic system. Most significant bosses imbue Yuuko with a new spell to use of limited use (both in the sense that they're not very useful, and that they consume a lot of MP) but once you earn the game's shield spell, it's enough to breeze through most of the game's remainder. It feels like adding a whole other full life bar to your health total.

If the Valis collection on Switch, I'd probably pick it up and play through it again, just to be able to interpret all the school-aged anime drama in a language I can understand. In the meantime, I'll be holding out for either a fan translation, a Steam port, or an eShop sale. I have no qualms with the thought of playing through this one again.


I've swapped out my NEC PC Engine PC Engine icon for a NEC TurboGrafx-16 TurboGrafx-16 one. Since selling my Core Grafx, the platform is represented here because of my TurboExpress (which I'm trying to sell) and my TurboGrafx-16 Mini. We'll see where I stand when the Analogue Duo comes out.

I haven't played much of Mass Effect 2 since the start of the month, but it's still at the top of the backlog. On the side, I've started Subsurface Circular on my Steam Deck, and am enjoying this breezy little conversation simulator a whole lot more than I expected.

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
7-Jun(#47)
My #42 is PC / Windows Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void

https://i.ibb.co/sJssqvd/as.png
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
8-Jun(#48)
My #43 is PC / Windows Say No! More

https://ibb.co/YThvCMd
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 8-Jun(#49)
@SupremeSarna since MAME is a wildly successful and vast Arcade emulation platform that's what AntiPop (I think) used and in any case I've continued with. I have a Legends Mini (though it's huge) as well as a Raspberry Pi setup to play those type of games, so this logo seems to make the most sense: image

That said, to the 'rules' you really should only count it as its own platform if you own some unique device to play Arcade games on?? Like the 2 I mentioned, but then again I don't know if the likes of EB, Razeak or Scott have unique devices. I do know that BenSytlus and SailorNeoRune have the Astro City (Sega) mini arcade and I use that logo for that device. If you played on my PC, then I could just list as a PC or 'Misc' like how Ren2k does. Let me know.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
8-Jun(#50)
Slickriven wrote:
> @SupremeSarna since MAME is a wildly successful and vast Arcade emulation platform
> that's what AntiPop (I think) used and in any case I've continued with. I have a
> Legends Mini (though it's huge) as well as a Raspberry Pi setup to play those type
> of games, so this logo seems to make the most sense: {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/xrrUgFn.png
> 50 14{imgt}
>
> That said, to the 'rules' you really should only count it as its own platform if
> you own some unique device to play Arcade games on?? Like the 2 I mentioned, but
> then again I don't know if the likes of EB, Razeak or Scott have unique devices.
> I do know that BenSytlus and SailorNeoRune have the Astro City (Sega) mini arcade
> and I use that logo for that device. If you played on my PC, then I could just list
> as a PC or 'Misc' like how Ren2k does. Let me know.
>
I beat it at Dave & Buster's. Since it cost me money to play, I'd like to at least put it on my list. Perhaps put it under Wii U since it's an HD, Nintendo-IP game released during the Wii U era.
Slickriven
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9-Jun(#51)
Ah @SupremeSarna since you beat it on physical hardware, even if you don't own it, I'm fine with adding it as a system. I mean I have Google Stadia listed and now that my free Pro sub ran out I'm 99% unlikely to ever play on there again, but for those few months I 'owned' it - seems like a similar situation to your arcade situation.

Renaissance2K
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10-Jun(#52)
As a make-up for Frank's Game of the Month thread, I finished the PC release Subsurface Circular.


I knew next to nothing about Subsurface Circular, including the name. Mentally, even after completing the game, I still mentally call it "Subspace Circular" which makes me think it's due for a quick web treatment similar to the Benedict Cumberbatch name generator.

The game puts you in control of an android - called a "Tek" - on some sort of a commuter train. You follow a narrative by striking up conversations with other Teks that board the train. The supporting characters run the full gamut of friendliness and usefulness, with particular note given to the Listener Teks that just sit there bobbing their head to the ambient music without responding to your prompts.

I'm in the middle of a Mass Effect 2 playthrough, I just finished Horizon: Zero Dawn a few weeks back, and The Outer Worlds is still somewhat fresh in my mind. As great as all those games are, I'm somewhat tired of dialogue trees. Subsurface gets a pass, however, because I can really feel the conversation drifting with my speech choices. With most other games, I feel like the gravity of something you say barely extends beyond spitting distance, save for maybe one or two token climactic choices you may make before the credits roll. The developers here, however, have clearly made a web of conversation and some really novel puzzles that take advantage of it.

Subsurface Circular was my second trial of my new Steam Deck. While the game doesn't have a green check mark of approval, it still played wonderfully with the Deck's touchpad. Watching the perspective slide around as you moved the pointer was surprisingly satisfying, though I sometimes felt like clicking took more effort than it should; a tiny shift in the pointer's position would prevent a click from registering. The game supports the Deck's native resolution, but there was a lot of messy text scaling that made it less than pleasant to read, which is a shame considering how great everything else looked.


It's hopefully going to be Mass Effect 2 from here to July. I also picked Ridge Racer 3D back up, since Diablo II is no longer my go-to "pick up and play" handheld title.

ErickRPG
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11-Jun(#53)
beat Nastar - mame/arcade

ErickRPG
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11-Jun(#54)
beat Rise of the Tomb Raider - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

ErickRPG
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11-Jun(#55)
beat Robocop - Arcade/Mame

Gypsy
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12-Jun(#56)
Advance Wars Days of Ruin Nintendo DS

People talk about Fire Emblem being tough but I never have much trouble with those. The last 5 missions of this game are a hellscape. On the cart I got there is a save from 2008 where someone quit after mission 21 and I can't say that I blame them at all. I'm a psycho so I finished but this is hair on your chest material @Antipop . I didn't do any of the trial maps and got I think 19/26 S Rank on missions. Might be able to get all S ranked if I replayed missions, but meh.

Just started Solatorobo: Red the Hunter which is a nice change of pace.
BloodPuppetX
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12-Jun(#57)
Can't remember if I finished Days of Ruin or not. I definitely beat Solatorobo, which was a pretty cool game.

Anyway, I finally finished Skyward Sword HD on Switch after multiple play sessions over the past year. Before this version was announced, I would say that I'd buy a port just for the chance to play it with button controls. But after playing the entire game in handheld mode, I realize it doesn't really matter much. This is my least favorite 3D Zelda for a number of reasons, and I didn't even bother looking for the last collectibles at the end. I finished with 17 hearts, just like when I played through it on Wii. I still like it, just not nearly as much as other games in the series.
benstylus
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* 12-Jun(#58)
#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console

With the Wii U and 3DS eshops winding down, I'm slowly but surely purchasing all the games that I find interesting before they are gone for good.

Or in the case of virtual console games, while I can still get them digitally for a few dollars instead of shelling out $40+ for a cart.

Never played the GBA Contra before, and in comparison to the SNES version it's a letdown in every way. Can't carry two weapons at once, no super bombs, sprites are a little too large for the screen so you have less room to maneuver, the controls aren't quite as precise... also no overhead stages, although they did add in a couple of other stages I believe (been a long time since I played Contra III).

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AqKueTdzPP4heWF86

Put this one in the miss pile for me, I'm afraid. It's still Contra, but there's nothing EX about it.

Beat it yesterday, just posting today

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



June:


#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 5/11



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Jun(#59)
2nd of June, 32nd overall, 3rd Microsoft Xbox One (though I beat it on my XSX)
Dishonored Definitive Edition
Counting this towards Ninja Gayden

Was interested in this title since it came out, traded for a physical copy on the PS3, then swapped it for a 360 version since I played more on there, then traded it away thinking I got it via GwG, but apparently I didn't... so when it got added to GP I knew I finally wanted to get to it and did the past few weeks.
I played this 95% stealthily, taking on zero Tall Boys, and only getting into a very few 1v1 or greater fights. I even earned the achievement for low chaos on my playthrough and 1 mission I got the ones for not being spotted, nor killing anyone. At times I was a little foolish about that as I would manually save pretty often and reload my saves at times if I got too careless or triggered some foes, but I maybe fired 12 rounds in the game at humans and used the bolts only slightly more often.

I won't dive into D2 or the 3rd game right away, but will get them installed. I didn't collect everything in the game, but did get maybe 75% of the runes/bone charms, but I too often forgot to trigger that heart sensor thing. By playing using stealth, I mainly stuck to shadows and used the teleport skill and the Dark Vision after a while. I used the rat skill once and that's about it. I'm a little tempted to replay some missions and take different approaches and liked how there were so many options on how to approach things, that certainly promotes replay. I think there's some DLC I could try out as well.
I am claiming for Ninja G since the majority of foes that I did kill I either executed them silently or fought with my sword and bolts; I never threw a grenade nor used the spring traps and only rewired like 4 of those electrical gates or whatever to kill foes - and most of those rewirings were required to get by on the paths I took, basically I didn't play it like a FPS as I was far more melee and stealth vs. chaotic and firepower reliant.

razeak
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* 12-Jun(#60)
@benstylus I haven't tried the Racer remaster. I think there are some mods for it. I'm in St. Augustine at the moment so I'll get back to it after vacation.

@Slickriven I counted my modded Arcade1up cab for MAME. In the past I was loose in counting PC game and a MAME clear on the same PC as 2 different things, since there really wasn't much way of playing the other arcade games if you didn't live in driving distance.

For arcade clears I think it's fair to bend the rules on ownership quite a bit because of the above reasoning. Like if you take the extra step to travel and clear a game with real currency, each one is fine as a separate clear IMO, but a MAME clear only counts as 1. Would that be a good guideline? Or only count 1 real arcade clear the same as owned console clears. Either way is fine IMO.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Jun(#61)
@razeak Games played on a PC can get goofy since we already have the PC / Windows and Steam options. Then with all the potential for emulation of really any 5th or so generation of console and older plus Mame and others.
General rule has been emulation (which certainly Mame is) can be counted as the original system if you actually own said system, but no one is going to call you out if you don't actually own console X and beat an emulated title for it on PC or even Android and claim for that console.
My main purpose with that general rule is I'd simply prefer to get a complete list of all participant's consoles up front, so that I'm not adding new consoles every time a new game is beat, which if someone didn't claim any emulated older systems, they could beat a dozen or so all on 'new' consoles via emulation.

But in general I don't want to be a stickler, just trying to save me some time from having to add consoles frequently - not that it's really difficult. For me, getting my Legends Mini and then a Raspberry Pi setup for arcade gaming, they both certainly not PCs or any other console, so using the Mame icon made the most sense.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Jun(#62)
3rd of June, 33rd overall, 8th Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
Not sure it really fits any badge, maybe Hyrulian Hero, but that's maybe a stretch

I read that this was a decent and short experience and so I figured it was a good change of pace from Dishonored that I beat last night, so I started it up and 2 short play sessions later it's done. I almost took a break from it to save how quick it was at giving out achievements for a time when the Xbox Rewards app was seeking 3 achievements in a week, but eh.
As noted, this was short, but it was enjoyable. The music is good and the story has some unexpected things in it, plus some amusing pop-culture things. There's 2 (maybe more) things I know I can visit after beating the game - since prompts in the normal game sort of break that 4th wall and tell you such, so I will dive back in soon and should be able to 100% it as I only have 2 achievements left and might as well try for them.
I think it could fit the Hyrule badge as it certainly apes a few things from Zelda, like the sword, the lost forest from the original and it looks a LOT like LttP. But at only 2+ hours I don't think it's enough of an adventure - more a cute fetch 15+ things quest title with some puzzles and some 'fighting'.
As for a con, the control scheme was blah. The A button for interacting or 'tripping' which was like a dash but wasn't great. B button was your action button and X (held in) was the swap between items button. That threw me off a bunch and in a few of the boss fights you really needed to flip between your sword and watering can and to have to hold down X then hit left or right on the D-pad just was clunky. I think you could use the RB/LB to change items, but for whatever reason I didn't try that and it possibly still required holding in X for the 'inventory' screen. That was about the only negative and maybe I could've mapped the buttons differently...

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 13-Jun(#63)
I beat Drill Dozer Nintendo DS (via GBA slot).
[imgt w=2048 h=1536]https://i.imgur.com/5wg5AH9.jpeg[/imgt]

Remember that Assist Trophy in Brawl who screams and drills you? She's Jill, the hero of Drill Dozer! This is a very short but fun game by Game Freak, and you can feel the 2000s Pokemon influence. The music is a dead giveaway!

Drill Dozer is a puzzle-action game where you drill through things with L or R, screw through tunnels, pogo hop on enemies, or even swim underwater and copter-spin through the sky! The cartridge rumbles when you drill, which is an amusing touch! The story is very light and a tad scattered (Skullkers are a rival thief gang, you want your diamond back from them, cops are crooked, jewels have magic), but charming all the same.


The final boss is weird. Your Drill Dozer falls apart, so teammate Grutch suggests punching the villain instead. You win by using a brand-new punch mechanic to hit the Croog exactly once (that one hit is the whole fight), with no setup or story significance behind it. Very odd way to conclude.



Like I said, the game's short and sweet, but it gets a bit annoying in the last few stages. It starts throwing you into scenarios that require kneejerk reactions without giving you a good idea of what you should be doing; mess up and they send you back to the start of that sequence with damage. A few bosses are like this, too, with that prison robot being the worst. There are more stages and treasures to collect, and I'll do that before the end of June--this cost me $75 at a garage sale, so I'm getting my money's worth!

@Slickriven I've earned half of the Pierce the Heavens! badge, for beating a game where the main character uses a drill.
ErickRPG
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* 13-Jun(#64)
just beat - Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga Nintendo Switch

good game. Not great, but good. I think I overhyped this in my mind. It's a solid game, wasn't inspired to do all the extra stuff in the open areas. I did beat all 9 episodes though.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
13-Jun(#65)
just beat - Sengoku 2 (mame/arcade)

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
13-Jun(#66)
#23 down: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on PS5. This was a PS+ game, so I decided to give it a shot. In order for it to count toward Street Fightin', I completed the Arcade mode twice (once with Reptar from Rugrats and once with Korra from The Legend of Korra (which I had never heard of before)). At first glance it looks fun enough. It has a fairly decent roster of Nick characters, and the levels are bright and visually interesting. A few have creative mechanics (like fighting on a moving car--if you fall off, you can jump back on, but if you stay in the street too long, you get left behind and lose a heart). You can fall into a bowl of cereal and get caught under the milk, etc. Unfortunately, the controls are odd, and the move lists are pretty boring. While it shares some features with Smash Brothers games (vertical platforms, ledges to knock the opponent off of, etc.), you can't really interact with the environment much, and there are no power-ups to pick up. All in all, this is pretty mediocre.
benstylus
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13-Jun(#67)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> #23 down: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on PS5.

We had this at a Halloween party last year. It ended with a destroyed controller from being played too hard. Ps4 controllers ain't cheap



WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
13-Jun(#68)
Been working on my backlog, almost back to 100% completion. Beaten several so far so I need to update the thread. But I just started a new character and beat Outriders PlayStation 5 then completed the DLC. I'm ow ready for the expansion coming at the end of the month.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
13-Jun(#69)
benstylus wrote:
> We had this at a Halloween party last year. It ended with a destroyed controller
> from being played too hard. Ps4 controllers ain't cheap


Controllers in general are priced weird, I think. Despite that the cost to make them decreases over the years, they will almost always keep the same MSRP throughout the duration of a console's life.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 13-Jun(#70)
Two updates today, starting with Tekken 2 for PlayStation, which I played through today on PlayStation 5.


Today was the launch of the revamped PlayStation Plus domestically, the highest tier of which includes ports of original PlayStation and PSP titles playable on PS4 and PS5. I have absolutely no reason to be interested in this, considering I own the original hardware and try my hardest to avoid the visual tweaks and audio/input lag that the emulation would inevitably produce. And yet, I couldn't help myself. Seeing Tekken 2 on the list, I figured, at worst, it's an excuse to play through one of my first PlayStation games all over again.

I've waxed poetic about the Tekken franchise and Tekken 2 in particular over the years, so I won't rehash it here. In short, the crisp evolution of the original Tekken formula is an inarguable classic here with its interesting character designs, excellent soundtrack, and memorable boss progression.

The PlayStation 5 offers a rather robust set of scaling options, including the expected 4:3 and Full Screen modes, but adds a number of other options, including a square pixel mode, a native output mode, and a 1:1 rendering mode that renders the game in a tiny window in the center of your viewport. We get save states for the first time in classic PlayStation games, as well as a rewind feature. Most notable to me, though, are the two filtering options. In addition to the crunchy 32-bit unmolested output and the "Classic" mode with blurred edges and scanlines, we get a "Modern" mode that ups the resolution of the 3D models, similar to the equivalent option on a lot of modern PlayStation emulators.

image

I can't say it's my preferred means of playing the game, but it was neat that Sony at least attempted to echo Microsoft's efforts with original Xbox games on their modern platforms, and I appreciate that they left the 2D and HUD elements of the game untouched to avoid weird blurring and halo effects. There are worse ways to watch Heihachi take down his subordinate, satan-worshipping son.

And then, to my surprise, I finished Ridge Racer 3D for the 3DS, finishing off that platform in my list.


Ridge Racer has been on the periphery of my gaming career since the PlayStation days, where it sat on my gamer friend's shelf as fodder for the question, "What CD makes for the best alternate soundtrack?" (It's the Mortal Kombat Annihilation soundtrack, oddly enough.) It was the very first PlayStation 2 game I ever played as part of a rental from a local video store. It was also in a bundle of games that I picked up when I purchased my first PSP, and that's where the series really laid some roots. The ecclectic soundtrack, incredible presentation, and slick drift-based racing easily outshined the other games in the pile, including Midnight Club 3 and even WipEout Pure.

At best, a particular Ridge Racer game can be one of the most celebrated - if not one of the best - games on its platform. At worst, it's still a solid arcade racer and one of the slickest launch titles in a console's line-up... with one unfortunate exception.

Ridge Racer 3D is probably part of the latter group. It's one of the few games in the franchise that doesn't run at 60 FPS, and it turns up the platform's 3D effect to an almost painful degree. It also leans into modern gaming tropes a little too hard, abandoning the quirky soundtrack and over-enthusiastic announcers that personify the franchise in favor of forgettable modern songs (the intro is particularly egregious, in this regard) and a female cheerleader of sorts that sounds like she's failing a casting audition. But the racing formula is still there with lots of cars, lots of track variants, and some interesting effects that do right by the 3DS' "in your face" stereoscopic 3D.

Of the 3DS' middling launch line-up, Ridge Racer 3D was a begrudging second choice (behind Street Fighter IV) for titles to pick up at launch. Street Fighter and it's "punch a combo" shortcut pad took the lion's share of my playtime, but Ridge Racer got its due, even with all its flaws. When Nintendo finally started to lean into its digital storefront, Ridge Racer remained the one cartridge that stayed in the console as I built a library of downloadable titles. I made it about 1/3 of the way through the game's second grand prix before the game found itself retired.

This year, as I decided to revive some long-forgotten physical titles that I owned, Ridge Racer 3D seemed like an obvious first choice, seeing as it's a cartridge with one of the longest tenures in my collection, behind only some special edition Wii releases. It took a while to get back the muscle memory needed to drift effectively, but once that happened, it ended up being a great racer to pick up and play. I noticed the AI in the more difficult races seems to follow a pretty on-rails path, meaning it's hard to keep them out of your slipstream and even harder to make a comeback from a rough start, but even the toughest tracks ended up getting checked off without too much frustrating.

You can imagine my surprise today when, during a moment of downtime, I finished the last race of the Advanced Circuit and the credits began to roll.


Though it's an odd choice, Lego Rock Band for the DS is taking the "pick up and play" slot that was recently vacated by Ridge Racer 3D, though that may be a temporary position given the finicky state of my cartridge. In any case, I'm still making progress in Mass Effect 2 and it's "stuck in traffic", start-and-stop main narrative.

TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
14-Jun(#71)
#17
Guardians of the Galaxy Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 8/10
Really enjoyed this one. It was way better than it should have been. Take notes Avengers game. Take. Notes.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 14-Jun(#72)
Beat - Metal Slug 4 (mame/arcade)

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
15-Jun(#73)
I beat Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Nintendo Switch using Ken and Blanka.
[imgt w=1280 h=720]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FVQ_AZQVEAUDovn?format...[/imgt]

Chun-Li, Vega, and M. Bison game me the hardest time. Vega and M. Bison make sense since they're late-game battles, but Chun-Li is the second (or in Dhalsim's case, first) fight of the campaign. Maybe I'm just bad.

Thanks for the free download, Capcom! Give it a try if you own a Switch and no other Street Fighter games--it's free for a limited time!
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Jun(#74)
beat - Total Carnage (atgames legends / mame)

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
15-Jun(#75)
@Slickriven You can remove @Cevil, I guess he went full @Nines at some point recently and is now banned.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
15-Jun(#76)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> Been working on my backlog, almost back to 100% completion. Beaten several so far
> so I need to update the thread. But I just started a new character and beat Outriders
> PlayStation 5 then completed the DLC. I'm ow ready for the expansion coming at the end of
> the month.

You claiming Outriders for PS5 then?

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
15-Jun(#77)
@Renaissance2K did you beat Tekken 2's story mode (if it has one) and/or the arcade mode with 2+ characters for credit towards the badge? Do you care?

@Kommie Thanks for the heads up, since he beat some games I'll leave him listed since he added to the totals already but won't expect him to clear anymore. No comment on his activity since I don't know what he did... and don't care to find out.

I haven't updated the OP but as it's the mid-point of the month I'll give a small update after recording the most recent clears, we're only at 35 for the month, so on pace for 70+. This fits the mold from prior years with the summer months having an effect.
Leader board is as follows:
1. @ErickRPG - 9 clears
2. @Renaissance2K - 5
3. @SupremeSarna - 4
4. @DemonAlcohol, @legendrko25, @Slickriven - 3

Cevil
Gold Good Trader
15-Jun(#78)
Miss me? @kommie @Slickriven
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
15-Jun(#79)
Sure did. Your antics are amusing fun!

Cevil wrote:
> Miss me? @kommie @Slickriven
Cevil
Gold Good Trader
15-Jun(#80)
I'm working on pokemon red version and a yugioh game of all things. Just been a bit busy. But I will beat more games.

Topic   Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition